“It looks like a simple clasping of the hand, but it’s so much more. It is the moment that a COVID-19 patient is awakened from sedation. It is the moment when you know that you and your team with stand proudly before the patient and their loved ones. It is the moment that gives meaning to everything you fought for.
A COVID-19 patient is awakened from sedation (people call it “induced coma”) and holds the doctor’s hand tightly.
“Sometimes, you know that a patient’s condition is beyond your skills to reverse it. Realistically, this means that may be you should have let go. Yet, you’re still there, fighting. Even you get no direct results, you know that the knowledge gained will be life-saving for others”
An intensive care specialist makes a last attempt to resuscitate a COVID-19 patient, who died a few hours later. He knows that this attempt has negligible chances for success, but feels that this is the least he can do for someone dying – and for himself.